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Giratina
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ギラティナ Giratina
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Generation IV
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Ghost  Type Dragon
Species Renegade Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Telepathy (DW)
Pokédex
Regigigas ← 487 → Cresselia
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 210
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
1653.5 lbs. 750.0 kg 14'09" 4.5 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Black
Shape Footprint
Shape10
F487
Cry

Giratina
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ギラティナ Giratina
487BGiratina
Generation IV
Evolutionary line
No evolution line
Type(s)
Type Ghost  Type Dragon
Species Renegade Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Telepathy (DW)
Pokédex
Regigigas ← 487B → Cresselia
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 210
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Alola N/A
Evolves from None
Evolves into None
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
1433.0 lbs. 650.0 kg 22'08" 6.9 m
Pokédex color Egg group
Black
Shape Footprint
Shape02
Cry

Giratina (Japanese: ギラティナ Giratina) is a Legendary Ghost/Dragon-type Pokémon. Giratina is the Version Mascot for Pokémon Platinum. It is a member of the Creation Trio, alongside Dialga and Palkia.

Biology

Physiology

Giratina's Altered Forme is a giant, dragon-like Pokémon, with an appearance similar to that of a large sauropod. It has 6 legs, gold protrusions that look like external ribs, and golden horns on its head. Its neck has five red stripes and 4 black stripes. On its back, it has a black stripe pattern that extends to its legs. It has black wings with three red thorn-like appendages called Girasols (a rare type of opal) coming out of them. Giratina's Origin Forme is more serpentine (like an amphitheater) than its Altered Forme. Its wings are now shaped like tentacles with the red thorn-like appendages sticking out at the end. Its mouth is now behind the two appendages in front of its face. They open when Giratina roars or etc. The horns on its head are still the same. Giratina in Origin Forme has five rows of golden spikes protruding out of the torso and near the tail. Five gray and red stripes are partially overlapped by these spikes.

Natural abilities

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Giratina's Origin Forme.

Like some Pokémon, it has a signature move, called Shadow Force, which hits the opponent without fail even if the foe uses Protect or Detect beforehand. When in its Origin Forme, it retains its phenomenal amounts of HP, like any other Pokémon that is in their alternate formes, and it focuses on more offensive moves, and less on the defensive moves. It switches its Attack stats with its Defense stats in its Origin Forme, making it a great powerhouse. It is also a vastly powerful Pokémon that can use these benefits to fit the trainer's focus on attacking.

It will become Origin Forme when in the Distortion World, or when holding the Griseous Orb, which can be found in a secret part of the Distortion World that can only be entered through a portal in Turnback Cave (The portal will only open if you catch Giratina in the Distortion World) or get it before catching it.

In X and Y, the Griseous Orb is located in Terminus Cave on the same level where you battle Zygarde. The same goes for the Lustrous Orb and Adamant Orb.

Behaviour

Among the most complex Pokémon to understand, Giratina is both malevolent and dreaded in both it's nature and appearance. For all the fear it receives, Giratina can be merciful to less evil creatures. A decent example of it's merciful side, is that it will freely allow the player to enter and leave the distortion world, even in defeat and despite Team Galactic's previous meddling.

Evolution

Giratina does not evolve.

Pokemon Mythology

Giratina, along with Dialga and Palkia, was created when Arceus hatched from its egg. Arceus tasked Giratina to create anti-matter. Giratina was known (other than Mewtwo) to be one of the most aggressive pokemon. Because of this, Arceus banished Giratina to the Distortion World, where it supposedly would be trapped forever.

Game Info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Diamond/Pearl Turnback Cave One
Platinum Distortion World, Turnback Cave (If not caught in Distortion World) One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Sinjoh Ruins (Event Arceus required) One
Black/White Trade One (Event)
Black 2/White 2 Trade or receive from Pokémon Dream Radar One (Event)
X/Y Transfer None
OR/AS Soaring in the Sky (Near Dewford Town, Requires Dialga and Palkia in the party) One
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Ultra Space Wilds One


Side Game Locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness World Abyss (30F)


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
A Pokémon that is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours. It appears in an ancient cemetery.
Pearl
A Pokémon that is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours. It appears in an ancient cemetery.
Platinum
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
HeartGold
This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
SoulSilver
This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Black
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
Black 2
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White 2
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
X
This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Y
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
Omega Ruby
This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Alpha Sapphire
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Let's Go, Pikachu!
Let's Go, Eevee!


Stats

Base Stats
HP
150
Attack
100
Defense
120
Sp. Atk
100
Sp. Def
120
Speed
90
Total
680

Base Stats
HP
150
Attack
120
Defense
100
Sp. Atk
120
Sp. Def
100
Speed
90
Total
680

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VII
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
24 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special
42 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
46 Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical
50 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Dragon Breath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Type Cool ♥♥ ♥♥♥
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
6 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Type Beautiful 0
10 Ancient Power 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough 0
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
19 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
24 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Type Clever ♥♥♥♥
♥♥♥♥
0
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
37 Aura Sphere 80 —% 20 Fighting Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
42 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
46 Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical Type Cool 0
50 Hex 65 100% 10 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
1 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
6 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special
10 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
24 Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 90 —% 20 Fighting Special
42 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
46 Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical
50 Hex 50 100% 10 Ghost Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1DPPt
1HGSS
DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Type Cool ♥♥
1DPPt
1HGSS
Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
10DPPt
6HGSS
Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Type Smart 0
20DPPt
10HGSS
AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Type Tough ♥♥
70DPPt
15HGSS
Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
N/ADPPt
19HGSS
Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Type Smart ♥♥
N/ADPPt
24HGSS
Destiny Bond —% 5 Ghost Status Type Smart 0
30DPPt
28HGSS
Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥
60DPPt
33HGSS
Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Smart ♥♥
90DPPt
37HGSS
Aura Sphere 90 —% 20 Fighting Special Type Beauty ♥♥
40DPPt
46HGSS
Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical Type Smart ♥♥
80DPPt
42HGSS
Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥
50DPPt
N/AHGSS
Heal Block 100% 15 Psychic Status Type Cute ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM59 Brutal Swing 60 100% 20 Dark Physical
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Status
TM76 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Type Cute 0
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Clever 0
TM05 Roar —% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Clever ♥♥♥ 0
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beautiful 0
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Beautiful 0
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool 0
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Clever ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool 0
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥ 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥ 0
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM51 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
TM53 Energy Ball 90 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beautiful ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beautiful 0
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Type Beautiful ♥♥♥ 0
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ ♥♥
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥ 0
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Clever ♥♥ 0
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Clever 0
TM97 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Clever ♥♥ 0
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM19 Telekinesis —% 15 Psychic Status
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM82 Dragon Tail 60 90% 10 Dragon Physical
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM04 Calm Mind —% 20 Psychic Status Type Smart 0
TM05 Roar 100% 20 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Type Smart ♥♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Type Smart
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM15 Hyper Beam 150 90% 5 Normal Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM20 Safeguard —% 25 Normal Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM29 Psychic 90 100% 10 Psychic Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Smart ♥♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Type Cute 0
TM47 Steel Wing 70 90% 25 Steel Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
TM53 Energy Ball 80 100% 10 Grass Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Type Tough ♥♥
TM59 Dragon Pulse 90 100% 10 Dragon Special Type Smart ♥♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Type Beauty ♥♥
TM62 Silver Wind 60 100% 5 Bug Special Type Beauty ♥♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Type Cool
TM68 Giga Impact 150 90% 5 Normal Physical Type Beauty ♥♥
TM71 Stone Edge 100 80% 5 Rock Physical Type Tough ♥♥
TM73 Thunder Wave 100% 20 Electric Status Type Cool ♥♥
TM77 Psych Up —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart 0
TM79 Dark Pulse 80 100% 15 Dark Special Type Cool ♥♥
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥♥
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
TM85 Dream Eater 100 100% 15 Psychic Special Type Smart
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Type Smart
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
HM02 Fly 90 95% 15 Flying Physical Type Smart
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
HM05DPPt Defog —% 15 Flying Status Type Beauty ♥♥
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Type Tough ♥♥
HM08 Rock Climb 90 85% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 487 front Pt 487 front Pt 487 front GiratinaBackSprite(DPP)
Pt 487origin front Pt 487origin front
Girantina-Altered-Forme Shiny(DP) GiratinaSpriteShiny(P) GiratinaSpriteShiny(HGSS) GiratinaBackSpriteShiny(DPP)
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Giratina BW Giratina BW Giratina Back BW
Giratina-Origin-Forme BW Giratina-Origin-Forme BW Giratina Origin Back BW
Giratina Shiny BW Giratina Shiny BW Giratina Back Shiny BW
Giratina Origin Shiny BW Giratina Origin Shiny BW Giratina Origin Back Shiny BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Giratina XY Giratina XY Giratina Back XY
Giratina Origin XY Giratina Origin XY Giratina Origin Back XY
Giratina Shiny XY Giratina Shiny XY Giratina Back Shiny XY
Giratina Origin Shiny XY Giratina Origin Shiny XY Giratina Origin Back Shiny XY
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Back

Appearances

Anime

Giratina 2

Giratina in the 11th Pokémon movie.

Main article: Giratina (anime)

Giratina has a large role in the 11th Pokémon movie, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where it tries to attack Dialga for polluting its dimension with its earlier battles with Palkia. However, later on it is captured by Zero and nearly killed after he tries to absorb its powers. Giratina is rescued by Ash and his friends, with help from Shaymin. Giratina also has a role in the 12th Pokémon movie, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where Giratina fends off Arceus as Ash and friends prevent the betrayal long ago from happening.

Main article: Giratina (MS018)

A Giratina appeared in the 18th movie as one of several Legendary Pokemon summoned by Hoopa Unbound in order to attack it's light side.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Giratina.
    • Because of this, Giratina is the only dual type Pokémon that is weak to both of its types.
  • Along with Palkia and Dialga, their eyes resemble those of Arceus's.
  • In the anime, Giratina has the same roar as the monster Mothra, who initially starred in her own movie, before being absorbed by the Godzilla franchise.
    • Giratina is not the only monster to have a roar from the Toho Sound Library. Palkia, Zekrom, Reshiram and Kyurem also have roars used by monsters in the Godzilla franchise (part of Palkia's roar came from a Skywalker Sound).
  • If one listens closely, Girantina's cry sounds like it has background music.
  • Giratina is currently the only Pokemon to fall down from the top of the screen at the start of its wild encounter (Platinum only).
  • At the start of the Distortion World battle in Platinum, the message says "The Distortion World's Giratina appeared!". This is another one-off, but this only appears once. From there on, references state "The wild Giratina".
  • In Super Smash Bros., Giratina is one of the Pokémon that can be freed from Pokéballs. During this time, it uses the move Dragon Breath.

Origin

Giratina is possibly based on Fallen Angels, beings who despised God and were sent to Hell (similarly reflecting how Giratina despised Arceus and was sent to another dimension). It is also possibly based on Seta, a giant centipede from Japanese folklore that ate baby dragons and was as tall as a mountain. The fact it has 6 legs, 6 wing spines and 6 legs could be a reference to 666, which is the Devil's Number. It might also be referencing to multiple visions of Satan, which are often seen as a serpent. Along with these resemblances, Giratina's species is the Renegade Pokémon; this may also be referencing the fact that in the Bible, Lucifer became "renegade", separating himself from God, before the creation of the world. Its Altered Forme shares some physical traits with sauropod dinosaurs, bats and insects. Its Origin Forme shares some physical traits with spiders, bats, snakes, spiders and the ancient legend of Amphiptere, a dragon that had wings, but no legs. Its relation with Dialga being based on solids and Palkia on liquids, Giratina is possibly based on antimatter or gas.

Etymology

Giratina comes from guillotine, girasol (a type of red opal), and purachina (Japanese for Platinum).

Gallery

See also